Award Partial Credit
You can award partial credit for incorrect responses as a way to encourage your students to attempt questions. You can use this either for all questions to encourage your students to complete the assignment, or for specific questions that you want your students to attempt, for example, a challenging question that requires a little more effort.
To award partial credit for an incorrect response:
Open the Conditional Points window.
From here Do this
From assignment settings (Assignment Editor, Assignment Templates Manager)
Under add or edit., click
From a single question (Assignment Editor)
In the Bonus or Penalty column, click add or edit.
- Under Select a Condition, select Assign credit for an incorrect answer.
Enter how much credit to award.
For example, if you specify 25%, then incorrect responses receive 25% credit, correct responses receive full credit, and no credit is awarded if no response is submitted.
If available, click Calculate Points
Breakdown. This feature is not available when editing
conditional points for assignment settings.
Review the displayed points for correct and incorrect responses. If needed, change the credit awarded and click Calculate Points Breakdown again.
When the conditional points settings are correct, update the assignment or
To update this Do this
A single question
Click Update Question.
All questions currently on the assignment
Click Update All Questions.
In the Assignment Editor or Assignment Templates Manager, click Update.
The Conditional Points window closes and your assignment or assignment template is updated.
The automatic bonus or penalty is applied immediately when your students submit answers that meet the specified conditions.